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Interactive: Do Kiwis choose to live in racially diverse neighbourhoods? Researchers find a surprising answer

Three out of four Kiwis say that they'd be comfortable about a new neighbour from a racial/ethnic minority, according to the last Statistics NZ survey to ask that question. New Zealanders see themselves as welcoming...

Iwi research lifts lid on carbon

Farmers Weekly interviewed Pia Pohatu about the Waro Project. A research project on the North Island’s east coast is helping Maori land owners balance the complexities of the Emissions Trading Scheme and establishing native forests with...

Coverage of Niven Winchester's RWC Prediction

According to expert analytics led by Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Policy Research Niven Winchester, the All Blacks have a 53.6 per cent chance of winning the Webb Ellis Cup.Check out the coverage of...

Climate explained: how emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer questions about climate change.Motu's Catherine Leining was asked: Would you please explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading...

Coverage of housing prices and migration paper

Population growth pushes up house prices but the share of migrants doesn't, our media release about the new research from Dean Hyslop, Trinh Le, Dave Maré and Steve Stillman was picked up by the following...

Why GDP is no longer the most effective measure of economic success

As a macroeconomic indicator, GDP fails to capture much of the value created in the modern world. New metrics promise to track everything from happiness to natural capital. Motu's Arthur Grimes talks about happiness and...

A first step to pricing agricultural emissions

Catherine Leining explains why pricing agricultural emissions can begin sooner at the processor level, before transitioning to the farm level here at Newsroom.

The race to carbon zero

Governments around the world are trying to tackle climate change, what Jacinda Ardern has called her generation’s nuclear-free moment. But do New Zealand’s plans live up to the hype, and what are the stakes at...

Emissions across the economy – Expert Reaction

Our Lynn Riggs comments to the Science Media Centre about the release of Stats NZ's latest environmental-economic accounts report which sums up the changes to greenhouse gas emissions across industry and households between 2007-2017.Emissions from industry...

Zero Carbon Bill could resolve hard climate change issues and give business certainty needed to invest in transformation

interest.co.nz gives our Catherine Leining a platform to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill."So far, much of the public discussion around the Zero Carbon Bill (ZCB) has focused on what proposed emission reduction targets mean for...